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TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The City Environment and Natural Resources (CENRO) is urging households especially those undergoing home quarantine to segregate hazardous wastes such as used face masks, glove, other personal protective equipment and other COVID 19-related gear.
According to Senior Environmental Management Specialist of CENRO George Andres Padalla this is to help keep garbage collectors and sorters safe from the threat of said disease.
Padalla reminded that proper disposal of waste is essential during this time of pandemic to ensure the health and safety of those involved in solid waste management.
Suspected hazardous wastes coming from households, he added should not be included in residual wastes, but should be segregated in a plastic container for special collection.
“It is not the duty of the garbage collectors to segregate wastes, but the responsibility of every household,” he pointed out.
Padalla also said that frontline workers and service providers in quarantine facilities, checkpoint stations and health care industries should also be responsible in disposing their used PPEs.
The city government, through CENRO, Padalla emphasized would do its best efforts to ensure the safety of garbage collection workers. By Darwin S. Serion